downstream view of the powerhouse
Country: Built (year): Output (kw):
CZ 1915 2 x 400
Head (m): Capacity (m3/s): Completation (year):
6 2 x 7 1999
downstream view of the powerhouse
diversion weir on Sazava river
machinery room during rehabilitation
rehabilitated generators


Project review

Krhanice represents the bottom edge of Hydropol's typical projects. The plant was one of the first installations to deliver electricity into the Sazava River valley, Czech Republic.

The plant was obsolete and showed major outages frequently. However, the condition of the plant\'s core technology was not so bad; instead of complete replacement, a proper and very well done rehabilitation was sufficient.

The scope of rehabilitation covered turbine runners and auxiliary equipment replacement, generator rehabilitation, new substation, protection and control systems. The hydro-mechanical equipment was completely replaced.

Provided services

Hydropol has developed various scenarios of the plant\'s rehabilitation, their economical evaluation, then provided full design, legal framework and permitting, contracting, project and quality management.